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unclear instruction in groovy install from source

asked 2013-05-07 14:58:19 -0500

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After finishing section 2.1 (Building Catkin Packages) and sourcing the catkin workspace section 2.2 (Build Rosbuild Packages) starts with mkdir ros_ws.

What I would like clarified is where to put the ros_ws directory. After finishing 2.1 the system is still in the ros_catkin_ws so to follow the instructions exactly will place the ros_ws inside the ros_catkin_ws.

So, should ros_ws be inside the ros_catkin_ws?

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answered 2013-05-07 15:01:08 -0500

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Section 2.2 tells you to create it in your home folder, from the tutorial:

$ mkdir ~/ros_ws
$ cd ~/ros_ws
$ rosws init . ~/ros_catkin_ws/install_isolated

I don't see the confusion, but the location of the ros_ws doesn't matter, though personally I would keep it separate from the catkin_ws as not to confuse them.

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Thanks for the answer. This is what I suspected and I agree it should be kept separate from the catkin_ws and thus the question. I've reread the installation wiki (http://www.ros.org/wiki/groovy/Installation/Source) several times and I still don't see a reference to putting rosws in the home folder.

TJump gravatar image TJump  ( 2013-05-07 15:15:05 -0500 )edit

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